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A Perennial Favorite

February 7, 2010

When it’s nasty outside, nothing is better than a steaming bowl of satisfying soup. It has been unseasonably nasty here in Hillsborough, North Carolina. We had 8 inches of snow last Friday, and it has been cold and wet since. The poor hens hid inside their coop until Wednesday. So this past Friday night, after torrential rains all day with more predicted for the evenings, I stayed inside and warm with this soup. I make it every year multiple times; it’s one of our perennial favorites.

  • 7 ounces cooked hot Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces diced white onion
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 ts minced garlic
  • 1/4 ts ground fennel seed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 20 ounces diced russet potatoes
  • 3 Quarts chicken broth
  • 7 ounces trimmed and torn kale
  • 5 ounces of heavy cream
  1. Sautee onions in olive oil until soft over medium heat. Add garlic and fennel until fragrant.
  2. Add Water and pre cook and crumbled sausage. Cover and bring to a boil. Add potatoes, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked.
  3. Add kale, stir and let cook until desired level of wilt, add cream.

note: this soup will keep for a couple days. Just reheat on the stove slowly. Stirring is necessary.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Popa permalink
    February 7, 2010 1:04 pm

    Looks good. Is that ground or link sausage?

  2. lizounette permalink
    February 7, 2010 1:07 pm

    Thanks, Popa! Originally they were links, but I removed the casings before cooking them up.

  3. February 10, 2010 3:17 am

    hiding inside when it’s cold with a warm bowl of soup is perfection!

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